The Nighttime Novelist


Though romantic fantasies of the writing life don't include a day job, the fact is that most writers have one. If you find yourself among them, this is your guide, divided into quick mini lessons to make the most of your precious writing time: Technique instruction that breaks down the elements of the novel; Hurdle lessons that help you anticipate and overcome roadblocks;  Going Deeper explorations that provide guidance on the more nuanced aspects of storytelling; and Try It Out assignments ,with more than 25 interactive worksheets.

Whether you're just beginning your novel, wondering how to navigate its middle, or bringing it to a close, you'll find the instruction, exercises, and support you need to keep your novel moving forward every time you sit down to write. 

Praise for The Nighttime Novelist:

The Nighttime Novelist: Finish Your Novel in Your Spare Time accomplishes more in about 240 pages than a dozen other "how to write" or "craft your novel" books have ever done.   

    -Helen Gallagher, blogcritics

With such impressive credentials, one might expect a stuffy tome of advice for writers, but instead, Dr. Bates comes across to the reader with a friendly, engaging, and at times, humorous voice...I often found myself drawn to my own keyboard to try out these assignments immediately.

      -Suzanne Pitner, Suite 101


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